Vaccinated US citizens get green light for travel
09 Apr 2021 – by Sarah Robertson
In a landmark move the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated its advisory policy, opening up travel for US citizens that have been fully vaccinated. The US is one of South Africa’s largest source markets for inbound travel. At present approximately 62 million people in the US, or around 20% of the country’s population, have been vaccinated for COVID-19 and given the green light to start travelling again.
UIF TERS appeal process explained
09 Apr 2021,
SATSA has advised that the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Temporary Employee Relief Scheme appeal process is now open.The inbound industry association, in conjunction with the Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA), has been working on addressing the multiple rejections for TERS funds on behalf of its members and the industry in general.
Smaller, rural businesses get a major boost
24 March 2021 – by Adele Mackenzie
To provide a wider choice of accommodation options and give emerging entrepreneurs an opportunity to grow their businesses, the Tourism Grading Council of South Africa (TGCSA) has rolled out the pilot phase of the new two-year Basic Quality Verification (BQV) programme.
An end to TERS headaches?
17 Mar 2021
The National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) task team held an urgent Operations Technical Team meeting last week to address claimants’ challenges that resulted in denials of claims for the UIF Temporary Employee Relief Scheme (TERS).
Salary survey shows first shoots of turnaround
08 Mar 2021 – by Dave Marsh
In February, the number of people in tourism getting at least 80% of their salary fell to fewer than one in five. However, the first signs of a turnaround were evident in the reader poll at the end of February when readers were again asked: What percentage of your salary were you paid at the end of last month?
US, UK and Germany still the strongest source markets for Africa
05 Mar 2021 – by Adele Mackenzie
The Russian, Central and Eastern European source markets remain buoyant for travel to southern and East Africa, with domestic travellers as well as the US, UK and German markets still dominating.
COVID liability: What to do when COVID-19 strikes your hotel or guesthouse
01 Mar 2021 – by Carla Gillham
While accommodation establishments grapple with record low occupancy levels, slow recovery, and health and safety protocols, there is another worry looming in the background – how do you protect yourself from potential COVID-19 litigation?
Lockdown death blow for 8 Tshwane eateries; others’ fate hangs in balance
3 August 2020, IOL
The lockdown has sealed the fate of at least eight restaurants in the city, the Tshwane Tourism Association says. According to the Restaurant Charter of the association, 59 other eateries cannot afford to reopen despite the government easing some lockdown regulations.
Alcohol ban drains restaurant profits
6 July 2020, IOL
Restaurants may have reopened for sit-down meals, but with the sale of alcohol still prohibited, some may be forced to close again. Chairperson of the Restaurant Chapter of the Tshwane Tourism Association Christian Maiorana said that although business owners were grateful the government had given the green light for them to operate, things were not “taking off” for them.
Restaurants frustrated by lack of UIF payment
11 May 2020, IOL
The lack of payment from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) to restaurants continues to cause frustration and tension between owners and staff. This was said by spokesperson for the Tshwane Tourism Association Andy Papadopulo who said the restaurant employment sectors experienced payment delays despite accounts having verified information provided by the restaurants.
Restaurants suffer under new regulations – local tourism association
7 May 2020, Pretoria Rekord
Restaurants are preparing for a court battle against government over new lockdown regulations prohibiting them from operating except through deliveries, the Tshwane Tourism Association (TTA) restaurant chapter has announced.
Coronavirus: Plans to boost Tshwane tourism again
23 April 2020, IOL
The tourism industry in Tshwane has been working hard during the lockdown to safely reboot the sector. The chairperson of the Tshwane Tourism Association, Bronwen Cadle de Ponte, told the Pretoria News that tourism had been the worst affected sector of the economy.
Tshwane Tourism Association sees key players at CSIR showcasing offers
29 January 2020, IOL
The Tshwane Tourism Association brought together key industry role-players at the CSIR to showcase what they had to offer as they gear up to increase tourism attractions in the capital city this year.
Mamelodi Day celebrated at Moretele Park
31 October 2019, IOL
The inaugural Mamelodi Day was celebrated yesterday at Moretele Park. It was attended by representatives of schools, Tshwane North College and Tshwane Tourism Association, among others. The event was organised by the Mamelodi Tourism Association.
Primedia Outdoor and Menlyn Park Shopping Centre create new possibilities for local entrepreneurs in Tshwane
October 2019, Bizcommunity
To celebrate local tourism attractions offered by the City of Tshwane, Primedia Outdoor and Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, in partnership with Tshwane Tourism Association, joined forces to host a four-day in-mall exhibition for the first time ever, running from 26-29 September 2019.
Mayor shows support for Tshwane tourism
January 2018, Pretoria News
The Tshwane Tourism Association Showcase received the endorsement and support of Mayor Solly Msimanga today at the CSIR International Convention Centre.
Tshwane Tourism Authority launches new website
January 2018, Tourism Update
The Tshwane Tourism Authority (TTA), based in Gauteng, has launched a new map-based website to promote international and local tourism.
Tshwane launches tourist map
August 2016, Daily Travel & Meetings Buyer
Tshwane Tourism Association (TTA) launched a comprehensive tourist map for the metropolitan area of Tshwane last week.
Tshwane – A true ‘intellectual capital’
June 2016, Business Events Africa
Tshwane (Pretoria) is unique in South Africa in its offerings to the business events market. Tshwane is a true “intellectual capital” – the city is rich in academia, science, and research. It is a destination that embraces a knowledge economy and entices the world’s most innovative and influential thinkers.